HAPPY JULY 4th
Proclaim Personal Freedom this year ... Talk kindly to yourself about yourself
"What is this self inside us, this silent observer,
Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us,
And urge us on to futile activity,
And in the end, judge us still more severely,
For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?"
-- T. S. Eliot
Our thoughts create our reality, and our self-talk is our most constant companion. We "talk" to ourselves far more any day than anyone else does. Get off your back and on your side, if you aren't already.
Do you berate yourself, proclaiming that you're stupid, fat, lazy, ignorant or insensitive?
Why not just watch yourself with curiosity, knowing you're doing the best you can under any given situation. (If you have things that NEED correcting, be mindful, and get to work. EQ coaching can help.)
If their are self-judgments that don't serve you, let them go. Most people who are hyper-judgmental of others, do so because they don't like themselves.
"Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself."
-- Nathaniel Branden